From breakfast at the hotel, to mid-game ice baths and technical analysis, all the way through to the post-game drug testing and the bus ride back home, Niall Anderson gets an inside look how the Black Caps' Cricket World Cup game day will unfold against South Africa.

The Black Caps take on South Africa in their fifth clash of the Cricket World Cup in Birmingham tonight, with a win set to take them back to the top of the table, and put them in prime position for a semifinal spot.

While the action on the pitch takes centre stage, there


The night before

Game day

At the hotel


On the bus

At the ground

The Toss

During the game

The fielding innings

The innings break

If it rains

The batting innings


Back to the hotel

The next morning